UATR Book Club | The Princess Bride Introduction
Yay! I am so excited to start up the Under A Tin Roof Book Club... again! I tried starting a book club way back in the first months of writing this blog. I remember being really disappointed that there was about zero interest and realized only a little while ago that I had my expectations set waaaaay too high. I didn't even have any readers yet! Now, we have over 20,000 readers a month, and what better way to get connected than by reading some awesome books and talking about them every month?! On Instagram, I hosted a little poll seeing if any of you might be interested in starting a book club and the response was wonderfully positive. Thank you! I am just so pumped. I also asked if you would prefer reading fiction or nonfiction. That one was difficult to decipher; the vote was honestly 50/50 for the entire time the poll went on, and I had a hard time deciding myself. Which is why I didn't decide at all!
Every second Monday of every month from now until next December of 2018, we are going to read a new book together. I'll introduce the new books on that Monday, and then the first week of the following month, we will discuss the book! I'll have some prompted questions to open discussion; don't worry, it won't be anything like a quiz. I'll probably ask more philosophical questions like how did this chapter make you feel? or how could this sentence reflect in your own day to day life? I have selected some of my favorite books as well as some that I have never read. I know that a book club is supposed to be about me reading a new book, but I have not read an entire chapter book in about two years (thanks, Tad!), and I would not only like to revisit some of these, but I also think that there are quite a few I have selected that many of you might not know of either. Or you could be like me, revisiting and remembering!
I have an entire page just for the Book Club, which you can visit for all of the details about what will be expected each month (don't worry, it's not much!) and which books we will be reading. I believe it is obvious that for the month of November we will be reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman. This is my absolute favorite book of all time! Goldman is absolutely hysterical, witty, sarcastic, and all together fascinating to read. I can just never seem to put this book down, though I have only read it twice before. I am excited to look through it again and see which details I missed, if I feel differently about certain parts now after a few years. If you love witty and dry humor, then you will love this book; if you love the movie, you will treasure the book even more! Goldman actually wrote the screenplay for the film, so there is not much that was changed in the adaptation. They are both really great! Just more added details and silliness within the pages.
If you don't care to read this book, that's okay! You can just join us next month or whenever you wish. I hope you do join us this time, though. It's such a fun read! If you are reading, then I encourage you to keep a notebook, a highlighter, or simply a pencil handy to take down any notes or thoughts while you read. I will be thinking about questions to ask and tabbing favorite portions to share after reading. I believe our discussion day will be December 4th!
Until then, I hope you enjoy reading this selection! If you'd like to grab a copy, you can find it pretty cheaply on Amazon HERE. Let me know if you have any questions! If you would like to be notified about book dates, discussion dates, and any other useful information please subscribe for the Book Club Newsletter below!